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Edward Gray Named Special Agent in Charge of Oklahoma Field Office

By Steve Neavling

Edward J. Gray has been named special agent in charge of the Oklahoma City Field Office. 

At the time of his appointment, Gray was serving as the deputy assistant director of the Critical Incident Response Group at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Gray’s career with the FBI began in 1995, when he was assigned to the Enid Resident Agency of the Oklahoma City Field Office. He worked on the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force and investigated crimes on Indian reservations. He also created and led multi-jurisdictional task forces that were charged with prosecuting drug traffickers. 

In 1998, he received the FBI Director’s Award for Distinguished Service by a New Employee. 

In 1999, Gray began working at the Fort Smith Resident Agency of the Little Rock Field Office in Arkansas, investigating complex financial crimes, violent crimes, organized crime drug investigations, crimes against children and other issues. In addition, he served on the SWAT team and as a firearms, tactical, and defensive tactics instructor. In 2008, he deployed to the Salerno Forward Operating Base in Afghanistan to support the global war on terorism. 

In 2011, Gray became supervisory senior resident agent (SSRA) and transferred to Fayetteville, Ark. 

In 2015, Gray was named assistant legal attaché in Trinidad and Tobago. In 2017, he became unit chief of the Render Safe Readiness Unit in the Critical Incident Response Group at FBI headquarters. 

In 2018, he was appointed assistant special agent in charge of the Mission Services Division for the Washington Field Office. 

Gray was chosen to serve as a section chief in the International Operations Division at headquarters in 2019. He oversaw FBI legal attachés in Europe, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia and the Global Readiness Unit. In 2020, he was promoted to deputy assistant director of CIRG. 

Gray received a bachelor’s degree in physics from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas, a master of business administration from John Brown University in Arkansas, and a master of science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 

Before joining the bureau, Gray was a military intelligence officer in the U.S. Army. 

Michael Brodack Named Special Agent in Charge of New York Field Office’s Criminal Division

Photo via FBI.

By Steve Neavling

Michael A. Brodack has been named special agent in charge of the Criminal Division of the New York Field Office. 

At the time of his appointment, Brodack was serving as the FBI senior liaison to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) at FBI and CISA headquarters in Washington, D.C.  

Brodack’s FBI career began in 2002 at the New York Field Office, where he investigated counterterrorism.  

In 2012, Brodack became supervisor of a new cyber counterterrorism squad in New York that investigated online homegrown violent extremism. He was later promoted to coordinating supervisory special agent for New York’s extraterritorial and international counterterrorism programs. 

His international counterterrorism work earned him the attorney general’s Distinguished Service Award in 2011 and in 2012.

In 2014, he transferred to FBI headquarters, where he worked as an assistant inspector in the Inspection Division. 

In 2015, Brodack was appointed assistant special agent in charge in the Newark Field Office in New Jersey. 

In 2019, he returned to FBI headquarters as the Cyber Division chief liaison to CISA, where he was tasked with improving communication and collaboration between CISA and the FBI. 

Before joining the FBI, Brodack was a certified public accountant and an attorney. He graduated from the State University of New York at Albany and received a law degree from the University of Miami School of Law. 

In addition, Brodack has many cyber security certifications, including the Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification.